Tipster John Ozed writes, "After 28 years, Farfetched, owned and run by Susan Zappone and Lois Marsilio are being forced out of business due to higher rents at the end of January. Make way for the Goth shoe store!" He said the Halloween Adventure store may be taking over the little gift shop for selling shoes.
Wasn't it just yesterday I said I'm worried for the Pizza Box when Bowery Boogie said, "Pizza Box, please don't go"? Oh yeah, it was the day before yesterday. The Pizza Box was open then. Now Reed of New York Lost writes and sends in this picture: "Bloomberg's health dept shut down pizza box (since 1957)." Coincidence or related to its neighbor's impending demolition?
As for Around the Clock, it's not going for good, though their goodbye and "Thank You For Over 20 Years" sign is ambiguous and the Panya expansion news ominous. A waiter told me they're renovating and will be open again in the spring:
Michael Perlman confirms: We're losing the Cheyenne to Alabama. The buyer, an investment banker named Joel Owens, "has announced plans to restore the Cheyenne to its 1940s glory with potential additions including a classic car museum & special events center. Owens states 'This is a dream come true, especially in a state that has no historic freestanding diners.' Alabama Tourism Director, Lee Sentell, states 'This has the potential to be a great Alabama destination.'"
Let's not forget, Zipper Factory and Cutting Room are history. [Gothamist]
It's been a bad week--but at least the Hubbard House will still be here. [FNY]
And Cindy Adams at the Post wants to see the Landmark Sunshine condemned. Maybe if it turns back into 1992 we'll be okay. [EVG]